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Oh, the Things I Know!by Al Franken
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Al Franken, or Dr. Al Franken as he prefers to be called, has written the first truly indispensable book of the new millennium. Filled with wisdom, observations, and practical tips you can put to work right away, Oh, the Things I Know! is a cradle-to-grave guide to living, an easy-to-follow user's manual for human existence.
What does a megasuccess like Al Franken — bestselling author, Emmy-award winning television star, and honorary Ph.D. — have to say to ordinary people like you? Well, as Dr. Al himself says, "There's no point in getting advice from hopeless failures."
Join Mr. Franken — sorry, Dr. Franken — on a journey that will take you from your first job ("Oh, Are You Going to Hate Your First Job!"), through the perils and pitfalls of your twenties and thirties ("Oh, the Person of Your Dreams vs. the Person You Can Actually Attract!"), into the joys of marriage and parenthood ("Oh, Just Looking at Your Spouse Will Make Your Skin Crawl!"), all the way to the golden years of senior citizenship ("Oh, the Nursing Home You'll Wind Up In!"). Don't travel life's lonesome highway by yourself. Take Al Franken along, if not as an infallible guide, then at least as a friend who will make you laugh.
"This laugh-aloud take on advice books — it is dedicated simply 'For Oprah' — is Stuart Smiley with an edge. Reviewer's advice: don't read it while sitting alone on a bus." Ilene Cooper, Booklist
"Fans of Franken's brilliant political satire will be disappointed with his latest book. Oh, the Things I Know, while humorous in places, does not live up to the biting acerbity of Franken's political wit....Those of us who have laughed out loud while reading his earlier books will be dissatisfied with this slim attempt at humor." Library Journal
A cradle-to-grave guide to living, an easy-to-follow user's manual for human existence, Al Franken's book is filled with wisdom, observations, and practical tips readers can put to work right away.
About the Author
Al Franken is the author of Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations; Why Not Me?; I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me; and The Fountainhead (written under the pseudonym Ayn Rand).
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